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5 Days until the start of Bible Study

As we continue our countdown to the start of Bible Study, I want to remind people to read 2 Samuel...Thanks

***Location change***We will be meeting in the Family Life Center tomorrow which is located behind the church. It should be just for this week while the church is finishing their renovations.*** Spread the word.

Today is the day that The Lord has made...Let us rejoice and be glad in it!!!  Bible study starts today!!

A big shout out to Donna Grotenhuis for putting together our prayer countdown list :)  

Today, pray that the first meeting runs smoothly.  Pray that every woman feels the love of Jesus and the peace He alone can give and that they feel welcome and accepted.  Amen

1 Day until the start of Bible Study:

The last chapter of 1 Samuel describes the death of Saul...check out another telling of this story in 1 Chronicles 10.  

Side note:  Don't freak out when you see the study questions for 2 Samuel...Joanne has it all broken down so all you have to look at is the "Home Study" questions.  Thanks :)

Prayer:  Pray for the women in your small group that they would grow in their Christian walk and make new friends.  Pray they would feel free to share what is on their heart.  Amen

2 Days until the start of Bible Study:

I believe God's universe is much like a giant jigsaw puzzle.  Every person, and every thing, is indeed an important piece of that unfathomably enormous puzzle.  And, that includes you . .. “The Holy Spirit’s ordinary way of working in us is through the working of our own minds and wills. He moves us to act by causing us to see reasons for moving ourselves to act. Thus we see that God has chosen to operate not independently of but only through and by means of human effort and labor. God’s energy doesn’t fall from heaven haphazardly and amorphously, but comes to us through human ministers and ministry." J. I. Packer

Pray for those who come early and stay late to help make our study run smoothly - those who make coffee and clean up afterwards, greet the women, and run the AV equipment.  Thank God for our prayer team who covers our study with prayer each week.  Pray for Kathy Hollick as she video tapes Joanne's teaching every week and manages the blog.  Pray that WIW expands beyond Florida because of the blog.  It's in Jesus name, we pray...AMEN!!!

3 Days until the start of Bible Study:

Unceasing worship doesn't have a start time or and end time; we are continously outpouring worship to God in what we think, say and do.  Worship Music is avenue for us to come together and make music worshiping Him lovingly and praisefully.

Prayer:  Thank God for our worship team led by Nina and Tylar.  Pray that they would continue to praise God with their songs and that we would bring glory and honor to the Lord during our time of praise and worship.  Amen

4 Days until the start of Bible Study:

Our prayer today is for our children.  The story of Eli was meant to teach us about a parent’s responsibility for the spiritual nurture of our children.  We are taught to be a leader to our children and teach by example. To be aware of our kid’s actions and stand up when we know they are wrong. To expect good behavior from them. 

Pray for the "children of the King".  Cover these children in prayer for safety, comfort, friendships and spiritual growth.  Pray for Pam Bauer and Angie Posnoski as they will be working with the chidren again this year.

5 Days until the start of Bible Study:    Because She Said "Yes".

Last summer I started digitizing some of the audio cassette tapes the biblestudy had of Sharon Longbottom and Joanne Tittle's teachings.  Here is a special clip of Sharon leading prayer over Joanne.  Since we don't have any video of Sharon, I added a few shots of Joanne leading prayer over Beloved at our retreat.

Today, we pray for guidance and wisdom for Joanne as she prepares each week.  Pray that your fellow servant leaders will be open to God's leading in the discussions and to provide balance in their personal growth and caring for the group.  Pray for the health of all leaders and Joanne and for their families as we walk through this year together.  In Jesus we pray, Amen!

10 Days until the start of Bible Study!

Women in the Word Community Bible Study

We had our leadership meeting and boy are we all in "Holy Anticipation" for the start of another amazing season being in God's word.  In order to celebrate our start, we'll be posting a 10 day countdown of suggestions and prayers to bring us all back up to speed.

6 Days to the start of Bible Study:

What women found encouraging from our biblestudy survey:

Prayer - Praying for others as well as being prayed for,
Focus on Him,
Being with others who love the Lord and want to learn,
NavPress material,
developing relationships,
Large group teaching,
Weekly lessons that are very applicable to life,
Fellowship with like minded women,
Closeness in small groups

Prayer: Our Father, Who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy name,
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done on earth , as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us
And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the Kingdon and the Power and The Glory Forever and Ever, Amen.

#7 Days before the start of Bible Study:

"Hannah - A Woman Of Faith" serves to remind us that all women of faith...
a. Endure real problems 
b. Extend vibrant prayers 
c. Experience God's provisions
d. Excel at keeping promises
e. Express their praise

Pray for the new women who will be attending WIW. Pray that they will see Jesus through all that we say and do and that they will develop a closer walk with Him. Pray for those women who will be coming that may not know Jesus as their personal Savior and that they will come to know Him through the study.

#8 Days until the start of Bible Study:

Mutual Indwelling: Jill Rommell suggests checking out "Unceasing Worship" by Harold Best.

As the Holy Trinity dwell together, we also dwell together.  We are the temple for the Holy Spirit withing a temple (the church) within a temple (Jesus Christ).  So we are individuals and yet we dwell within one another.  (I feel like breaking out and singing "We are the World").

Prayer:  Praise God for this Bible study.  Pray that God will be glorified in all that we do and say this year.  Thank God for Clearwater Community Church and their staff for providing us with the facility and their generosity toward us.  Bind satan's attempt to disrupt the study!

#9 Kelly Pitt suggests:

15 Minutes of Peace with God by Emily Barnes
Cooking, cleaning, family, work, church---your schedule is choc full. But there's nothing more important than scheduling an "appointment" for peace with God. In the time it takes to enjoy a cup of coffee, you'll discover inspiration, renewal, and encouragement.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray for my own prayer time with you. “My heart has heard you say, ‘Come and talk with me.’ And my heart responds, ‘LORD, I am coming’” - Psalm 27:8. In Jesus name, Amen. 

#10 - Read 2 Samuel in the Message Bible.  The Message reads like a novel and will give us an overall feeling and perspective of this narrative.  If you don't have a Message Bible...here's a free link:


Prayer:   Jesus, I pray You would bring back the holy anticipation and wonder back to my prayer life. Renew my spirit and enthusiasm for You and reignite my faith to believe You can move the mountains in my life and in the lives of others.  Amen